Steven Bird was born in Harlan, KY in 1973, where he lived until joining the U.S. Navy in 1992.  He spent the next thirteen years living in northwest Washington state, where he served on active duty for eleven of those years.  After leaving active duty, he completed twenty years of service with the Navy Reserve, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer.

While in the reserves, he pursued a civilian flying career working as a flight instructor, charter pilot, a turbo-prop airline first officer, jet airline first officer, and has been a jet airline captain since September of 2007.  He has served in both military and federal law enforcement capacities and holds his Airline Transport Pilot, Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument Flight Instructor, and Multi-Engine Flight Instructor FAA pilot certificates with numerous jet type ratings, as well as a bachelor’s degree in eBusiness.

In his spare time, Steven has been involved with off-road motorcycle racing, competitive shooting, hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, and myriad other outdoor activities.  He currently focuses his free time on his family as a happily married father of three.  He and his wife Monica own a farm in Tennessee, where they raise their own fruits and vegetables, in addition to raising horses, donkeys, cattle, chickens, ducks, and sheep.

Steven Bird is a self-sufficiency minded individual with a passion for individual liberty and economic freedom.  He puts this passion into his writing where he conveys the things that he feels are truly important in life, intertwined with action-packed adventure and the struggles of humanity.



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      Hi Michael,
      Thanks for the reply and the compliment. Book 4 in the series is complete and in the editing phase now. I think you’ll find the series gets better as it goes (at least that’s my humble opinion.) I’ll check out your FB profile above.


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    Holly Dobbs


    Hi Steven,
    Just discovered your book The Shepherd and very much enjoyed it. It was so well written. The book was really well-balanced in many ways, which kept it interesting and intriguing, rather than just being a typical post-apocalyptic action or prepper story … of which I have read many. The characters were multi-dimensional, especially Jessie. I particularly liked how you juxtaposed the spiritual/mystical aspect (and foreshadowing) with the grit of the reality in the book. I’m not sure if I’m expressing that well, but hopefully you get my drift.
    Of course my question to you is when does the next one come out?! 🙂
    Thank you!
    Your fellow Tennessean,
    Holly D.

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      Hi Holly! Thanks for writing. I really appreciate your kind words. Feel free to friend me on Facebook at and on twitter @stevencbird if you like as well. I’m feverishly working on book two now! Thanks again my fellow ‘Murican!

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    Bobby Burkhart


    Hey Steve, happened on a FB post today, and saw where you’ve been writing books, and doing well for yourself. I’m glad things are going so good for you, I’m gonna start reading some of your books, where would you recommend I start. I’m gonna swing by the Arts Festival here in Harlan, when your here, and say hey. Proud of you, keep it up and best of luck to you.

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    Don Carey


    I am a 48 year old man who has never written a “fan” letter or who even does any type of social media stuff.
    I have to say I have really enjoyed your books. I think we are both of a similar generation and military background and beliefs. I can identify with your characters and look forward to each new book. I have read 5-6 books a month for 40 years and can’t get enough of this genre lately. You have even enspired me to go back and try at writing again.
    Although I work in technology I spend as much time in the woods as I can. I do go to TN a lot to camp and ride horses and even killed a wild boar near Jamestown. I love big south fork and charit creek lodge and when I saw deer lodge TN at then end of the most recent book I was suprised not to see that area factor in somehow.
    If your schedule ever allows I’d love to trade a few e mails and share your thoughts on a few things

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